Full time & Part time September MSc, PGDip 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time 08 September 2024
Engineering (12) Physics (29)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with our MSc in Photonics programme. Designed for individuals with a science or engineering background, this course offers hands-on experimental research experience using state-of-the-art instrumentation. Delve into the versatile world of optical technologies, a key enabling technology of the 21st century. The curriculum covers a wide array of topics, including laser physics, nanosciences, and quantum optics, preparing you for a successful career in the field. With a strong emphasis on practical learning, you will engage in laboratory experiments, workshops, and research projects, culminating in a cutting-edge research project. The course also offers elective modules in advanced topics such as ultrafast physics and plasmas, providing a comprehensive understanding of photonics. To qualify, a minimum second-class Honours degree in physics or a related subject is required. Applicants from engineering or life science disciplines can also apply, provided they have exposure to quantum mechanics and solid-state physics. Join us and unlock your potential in the fascinating realm of photonics.

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  • gain hands-on experimental research experience using modern instrumentation 
  • suitable for those with science or engineering background wanting to gain a vocational degree
  • establish a foundation for an optics-related PhD
  • explores the versatile field of optical technologies which supports many aspects of modern society
  • optical technologies are expected to be a key enabling technology of the 21st century

Why this course?

Optics and photonics are considered to be one of the most important key enabling technologies of the 21st century. The term “Photonics” stresses that the particle aspects of light are crucial in the generation, manipulation, transmission and detection of light and its applications. The course provides the opportunity to explore and master a large range of photonic technologies, enabling you to put devices in the context of an optical system and/or application. The course is based on the strong record of photonic technologies across research divisions in the Department of Physics in collaboration with:

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Entry Requirements

Minimum second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in physics or a related subject, eg Engineering Physics, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Ophthalmology, Material Science, Astronomy.

Applicants from an engineering or life science discipline need to have had sufficient exposure to quantum mechanics and solid state physics, eg by semi-conductor technology courses, or need to demonstrate that they can acquire the necessary background. Contact us about your application and the possibility of conversion courses




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Scholarships

Scholarships of between £5,000 - £7,000 are available to new international students joining a postgraduate taught masters degree in the Faculty of Science in the 2024/2025 academic year.

Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who demonstrate excellent academic performance (current and/ or previously gained) and any relevant extra-curricular or professional experience.

Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis. Awards may be allocated early in the application cycle and so making an early application for admission is advised.

Please do not submit duplicate scholarship applications as all scholarship application forms submitted will remain under consideration until the deadline of 31 July 2024.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000 - £7,000

Eligibility

In order to be considered for a Faculty of Science International Masters Scholarship, candidates must:

Be a new, international fee-paying student holding an offer of admission for a full-time, taught masters degree in the Faculty of Science for the 2024/2025 academic year.
Be self-funded. Students who receive full scholarships, for example from a government office or embassy, will not be eligible.

Application Procedure

A link to the scholarship application form will be included in an applicant’s offer of admission. Awards will be allocated from 17 January 2024.


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Scholarships of £1,400 are available to new students joining a postgraduate taught masters degree in the Faculty of Science in the 2024/2025 academic year.

Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who complete a scholarship application form and can demonstrate excellent academic performance (current and/ or previously gained) and any relevant extra-curricular or professional experience.

Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis. Awards may be allocated early in the application cycle and so making an early application for admission is advised.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,400

Eligibility

In order to be considered for a Faculty of Science Masters Scholarship for UK Fee-paying Students, candidates must:

Be a new student holding an offer of admission for a taught masters degree in the Faculty of Science for the 2024/2025 academic year.
Be eligible for tuition fees at the Home or RUK fee rate.

Application Procedure

A link to the scholarship application form will be included in an applicant’s offer of admission. Awards will be allocated from 17 January 2024.


Find out more

Scholarships of £6,000 are available to new international students joining a postgraduate taught masters degree in the Department of Physics in the 2024/2025 academic year.

All postgraduate taught masters offer holders in the Department of Physics who meet the eligibility criteria will receive the scholarship. No separate scholarship application is necessary.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£6,000

Eligibility

In order to be considered for a Faculty of Science International Masters Scholarship for Physics, candidates must:

Be a new, international fee-paying student holding an offer of admission by 31 July 2024, for a full-time, taught masters degree in the Department of Physics for the 2024/2025 academic year.
Be self-funded. Students who receive full scholarships, for example from a government office or embassy, will not be eligible.

Application Procedure

All postgraduate taught masters offer holders in the Department of Physics who meet the eligibility criteria will receive the scholarship. No separate scholarship application is necessary.

Awards will be allocated from 17 January 2024.


Find out more

Scholarships of £1,400 are available to new UK fee-paying students joining a postgraduate taught masters degree in the Department of Physics in the 2024/2025 academic year.

All postgraduate taught masters offer holders in the Department of Physics who meet the eligibility criteria will receive the scholarship. No separate scholarship application is necessary.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,400

Eligibility

In order to be considered for a Faculty of Science Masters Scholarship for Physics for UK Fee-Paying Students, candidates must:

Be a new, UK fee-paying student holding an offer of admission for a full-time, taught masters degree in the Department of Physics for the 2024/2025 academic year.
Be self-funded. Students who receive full scholarships, for example from a government office or embassy, will not be eligible.

Application Procedure

All postgraduate taught masters offer holders in the Department of Physics who meet the eligibility criteria will receive the scholarship. No separate scholarship application is necessary.

Awards will be allocated from 17 January 2024.


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